your home with Ceiling & Wall Vents
three types of ceiling vents or ceiling registers, in the main
you will have seen two types, those that are designed to be
used in ducted air conditioning and those sold in hardware stores.
95% of the
ceiling vents sold in hardware stores are vents priced for the
naive consumer who knows next to nothing about what he/she is
attempting to do. The rest will likely have a short use by date
especially if moving parts are involved
used in air conditioning are designed for air delivery under
pressure, normally a set and forget unit provided with the package.
They are not designed for atmospheric natural ventilation, so
whereas the name may be the same itís design function is not,
but hey, like religion, youíre entitled to believe as you choose.
store type ceiling vent or wall vent is a product providing
the bare minimum in performance and reliability at a price,
here again, believe as you choose at your own risk.
A vent with
very small apertures is guaranteed to require constant cleaning
to free it of dust adhesion not to mention high resistance to
The type you donít see are those designed and constructed to
be adjustable, with long life, good flow efficiency and low
resistance, being the most suited to the purpose of natural
ventilation particularly in the home
A high efficiency
low resistance ceiling vent is not only serviceable and adjustable,
but is also a precision unit likely to be made of steel as opposed
to plastic as moveable parts do not fare well in plastic.
It is highly unlikely you will find an efficient ceiling vent
or register, such as the one mentioned, in a hardware store
that has a high life expectancy. The plasicizers migrate out
of the plastic rendering it brittle with discolouration
plastic vents with movable parts have a short use by date.
little things, such as a ceiling registers or ceiling vents,
that provide greater comfort levels, not to mention healthier
environment, without having to continually maintain or replace
them every change of season
ask, how did we get by without them?Öwe didnít. All houses built
up to the sixties and seventies had wall vents.
of this manner of venting in that they were fixed. Great for
keeping your home cool in summer but not so great in winter
particularly with the higher costs in heating.
of good ventilation systems allows doors to open and close easier,
and by allowing efficient air displacement, rooms are fresher
with less odour retention, a lighter less oppressive feel about
little things that are barely noticed that often make the biggest
difference and closable ceiling vents or ceiling registers is
one of them.
A good ventilation
system in the home promotes well being and good health particularly
in bedrooms during the sleep cycle
little point to exercising in the morning, jogging and the like,
to increase your fresh air intake if youíre going to spend the
eight hours before breathing spent stale air